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Melany Cruz

Melany Cruz is a lecturer in international politics at the University of Leicester.

The Economist’s War on Chile

The recent attack by The Economist on Chile’s new draft constitution is no surprise – it’s just the latest in the magazine’s decades-long campaign against South American democracy.

How Chile Beat the Far-Right

Gabriel Boric’s landmark victory in this month’s Chilean election was built on the foundations of the 2019 protest movement – but also showed a Left capable of building alliances beyond its traditional strongholds.

The Fight for Chile’s Future

Yesterday’s first round election in Chile has left the country with a stark choice – a far-right candidate who admires the legacy of Pinochet or a left-wing reformer pledging to tackle social inequality.